Bands, DJs, solo artists and songwriters

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Develop yourself as an artist

As a band, DJ, solo artist or songwriter, the Centre for Music can help you find other musicians, get gigs, perform and record your music and develop yourself as an artist. As a Centre for Music member you can benefit from:

  • access to fully equipped rehearsal studios, practice rooms and DJ booth (instruments available)
  • free or highly subsidised music lessons in all instruments including orchestral, vocal coaching and DJing
  • recording, arranging and producing mini courses
  • access to our recording studio
  • masterclass and industry talks
  • songwriting and jam sessions.

Performance opportunities

  • Many opportunities to play short sets around our campuses for campus-based events 
  • Audition to perform at our annual Festival of Sound held at the Bristol Beacon
  • Perform at Amplify festival – a celebration of hip hop, rap, RnB and electronic music
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We can help you develop your look, provide you with a photoshoot and develop a logo for you.

Highlights for some of our solo artists and musicians have included visits to BBC Introducing Live and recording sessions at Real World Studios. 

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"Thanks to Centre for Music I’ve done loads of gigs and now I’m getting paid gigs!"

Gabrielius Talijunas, UWE Bristol student

Gabrielius Talijunas UWE Bristol student

Already a member?

Join the UWE Bristol Band Hub Facebook group to start meeting other musicians.

Keep your eye on the Facebook group – teaching, recording and performing opportunities are announced there first.

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